wandered around in my garden, with my real camera, thinking about returning to things we love. Why is it that we often let life crowd out the things that make our hearts race with joy? I'd missed my camera so much and it had been so long since I had used it creatively, that I had nearly forgotten how to use it! But it got me thinking about the summer brainstorming I did about my priorities and such. I definitely don't want to put joy-bringers on a back burner. Blogging and taking photos are huge joy-bringers to me. (I still have no idea about the technical side of the switch over with the new name I'm longing to implement. The girl who designed this blog hasn't answered one of the half-dozen emails I sent in the past year, and that's incredibly frustrating when you want to make changes RIGHT NOW! (ha!) Another girl I approached last spring was phasing out and recommended me to someone taking her place but I have not heard anything from her. So if anyone knows someone really good who could help me make blog changes (affordably) I'd love to know!)
gathering some ideas I want to blog about this fall, since I've been such an infrequent visitor here. Sometimes I think the creativity in me is dead, but then I have to force myself to stop jotting down ideas when I hit about the 20th topic mark so apparently not. Which means that I've got a great fall lineup (hopefully you agree) of things that have been helpful, encouraging, inspiring and practical, to me in this season. Some topics may have been glossed over or slightly discussed here before if you're a long time visitor, but I'd like to think that as time passes, there is always something delightful that can be added to just about any subject.
wellness and what I'm finding it to mean in all it's many components. (Many of you know that my sweet daddy has Alzheimer's and we're coping as best we can. I hate it but I trust God and I find myself daily delighting in the fact that God choose this amazing man to be MY daddy and I love that I have him in my life. Through this, my brother and I have realized that we have it on both parent sides, as all the women in my mother's family died from Dementia. It's sobering. And frightening. But it's got me pushing forward toward personal goals of living life full.)
Which is another topic I'm dying to chew on with you. Fullness, satisfying, being filled, overflowing... these words seem to get thrown around the bible all over and sit on the tongue like a morsel of delicious chocolate. Believing that God is for you, but also that He longs to fill you to overflowing, leading you down a path that is satisfying, and planning a life that is full... well, I'm all in when this topic comes up and I've been digging in and rolling around in it so I've got plenty to say about it at some point.
We'll also throw in some practical things like getting your garage organized because seriously... can it happen? Yes. I've got some helpful tips and thoughts to get you going. I can't wait to share a DIY (or two) as you throw open your doors and begin fall hosting, holidays and entertaining. (Always a favorite topic around here, and I've got some links so some really wonderful products that I'm digging!) I would love to write more frequent, small posts even on topics such as choosing and implementing devotional times with kids, morning routines, coffee bar essentials, hair care, favorite products, supper club planning, favorite escape shows and books I'm reading, to name a few.
By all means, if you can think of a topic you're dying to discuss or read about, email me and I'll see what I can do. Thank you for being along on this ride with me. Sure glad I get to do life with y'all....
PS this cute print has been newly added to my shop, just in time for FALL decorating!